Erich Bublitz is the Senior Vice President of AmTrust’s Excess and Surplus (E&S) division. He leads the AmTrust E&S team in supporting a unified national underwriting appetite focusing on specific industry segments while continuing AmTrust’s dedicated wholesale distribution strategy. AmTrust E&S offers clients a wide range of specialty insurance products through its three primary underwriting platforms: Specialty Primary and Supported Excess, Unsupported Excess, and Contract Binding.
Some insurers have stopped covering climate change-related risks, opening opportunities to the excess and surplus market. E&S and specialty lines are well-suited to it, with dedicated claims and underwriting teams to take on severe weather-related exposures.
Big growth areas include construction, energy, health care, environmental and professional liability. These might seem to focus on larger businesses. But main street small businesses are candidates for E&S covers as well.